The long anticipated season opener kicked off, for the third straight year, on a Friday night. The Gamecocks of Jacksonville State arrived at Spartan Stadium with their band, and small cohort of supporters.
Connor Cook completed his first nine passes for 257 yards and 3 TDs for MSU in the first half of the season opener, as the Spartans marched to a 38-0 lead at the half.
What first was a shaky start for the Spartan defense turned into a big scare for the Spartan offense. After kicking the ball off to start the game, the Gamecocks nearly caught the MSU secondary sleeping.
Sierra Patton made seven saves, but it was not enough as No. 16 Michigan State fell to No. 4 Duke 2-1 in overtime in the season opener Friday afternoon at Ralph Young Field.
Heading into overtime, Michigan State had momentum thanks to Abby Barker’s goal with 7.6 seconds remaining in regulation, but the seesaw affair continued.
Michigan State and Southern Methodist University will face off for the first time in their programs’ history at DeMartin Stadium on Friday, but there is more to this first meeting than meets the eye.
This matchup means a little bit more to starting junior goalkeeper, Zach Bennett, of Plano, Texas.
“Obviously SMU was the closest D-1 soccer program to me when I was growing up,” Bennett said. “So (it is) a little extra motivation and obviously (SMU has) a lot of friends and guys I played against growing up through high school and stuff as well.”
By now, you have probably heard all the hype about the biggest game of the season. Michigan State will have to travel across the country to Eugene, Ore. to prove themselves against an elite, non-conference opponent early in the season.
But wait, there is actually a game before that?
So what is Jacksonville State all about?
Fall classes are starting to get underway at MSU, which also means that the MSU hockey season is almost upon us. With just about a month until the season starts, Spartan hockey season tickets are now available for purchase online.
Students have the option to buy season tickets or single game tickets the week of the game. With the purchase of season tickets, students receive an exclusive A-Team student section jersey. Non-students will have the same options, but they would not receive the jersey with the purchase of season tickets.
Ever wonder what an athlete is thinking before he or she makes a highlight play? Inside the Huddle gives inside access.
Andre Sims hosts the first episode of a miniseries that takes viewers inside the minds of athletes before making game-changing plays.
Sims starts by visiting MSU football quarterback Connor Cook in the film room, as he explains what was going through his mind during spectacular Rose Bowl plays and regular-season Big Ten games.
The women’s college soccer season has already started and a few Big Ten team are off to great starts and some have underachieved.
Brooks Laimbeer, host of Corner Kick, and Top Drawer Soccer reporter, Travis Clark, discuss all 14 teams in the Big Ten, incoming freshman to watch, professional prospects and who will make the Big Ten Tournament and the NCAA Tournament.
The No. 20 Michigan State women’s field hockey team got off to an undefeated start this past weekend, winning both exhibition games against Central Michigan and Kent State.
Seven different Spartans accounted for the 10 total goals scored on Saturday.
In the opening game, the Spartans faced Central Michigan, a game Michigan State dominated from the first center pass. Goals from Allie Ahern, Abby Barker, Becky Stiles and Kristin Matula, all in the first 10 minutes of play, fueled the Spartans to a 4-1 lead at the half.
Brooks Laimbeer joins Dan Krier this week on Walk the Line to discuss the official start to the 2014 NCAA football season. It’s time to talk point spreads and over/unders!
Michigan State’s first game is Friday against the Jacksonville State Gamecocks in a matchup that has no official line. Do you think that will stop Dan from putting MSU -27.5? The question is, will they cover? Dan and Brooks break down the most relevant stats to predict their final scores. Read More…
With the college football season finally here, it is time for Impact Sports to breakdown the backfield of the Spartan’s offense.
This is the last installment of the summer position group breakdown series.
Michigan State head coach Mark Dantonio addressed the media in his first weekly press conference of the season late Tuesday morning. The topic of conversation was Friday’s game against Jacksonville State, as well as the new facilities at Spartan Stadium.
It was the first press conference in the new media center located in the north end zone expansion.
Happy Valley will be the last stop for the Spartans, and it may be the most important stop. Michigan State football will reignite their rivalry with Penn State to wrap up the 2014 season.
The last time the Nittany Lions and the Spartans faced off in 2010, Michigan State won, clinching their first Big Ten championship in nearly two decades.
Head coach Mark Dantonio will hope to clinch a Big Ten East Division championship with a win in State College, Pa. during rivalry week.
Just like that the No. 10 Spartans’ 10-day preseason is over and they begin their regular season journey on Friday at home against Southern Methodist University.
Over these past ten days, Michigan State has had two exhibition games that have tested the new look team and the Spartans have responded well. Read More…
The Big Ten as we once knew it is no more.
After the addition of Nebraska in 2011, Big Ten commissioner Jim Delany was excited to introduce two divisions of the conference, the Legends and the Leaders, as well as a conference championship game at the end of the season between the teams with the best records out of each division.
Now the Big Ten is heading east with the divisions now being dubbed simply “East” and “West”.
The No. 8 Michigan State Spartans’ Sept. 6 football matchup against the No. 3 Oregon Ducks has received plenty of hype over the past summer, but another MSU team will also be making the trip out to the University of Oregon.
On Friday Sept. 5, the Spartan runners will find themselves on Pre’s Trail (named after famed Oregon runner Steve Prefontaine) for the Bill Dellinger Invitational, running against some of the top runners on the west coast.
Ryan Smith & Dan Krier usher in the 2014 football season with a Walk the Line discussion previewing the upcoming NCAA football campaign that will culminate in the first-ever championship playoff. What will it take for the Michigan State Spartans to earn a spot in the new Final Four?
Ryan and Dan also talk about the merits of point spreads and give their thoughts on Johnny Manziel’s presence in the NFL. It’s good to be back! Read More…
The Buckeyes had won 24 consecutive games under head coach Urban Meyer. They were the clear favorites to win the Big Ten Championship and head to Pasadena to play Florida State in the National Championship. However, the Spartans had other plans.
The Spartans upset Ohio State, and went on to win a Rose Bowl Championship, while the Buckeyes went on to lose to Clemson in the Orange Bowl.
Starting quarterback Braxton Miller was just recently sidelined for the season with a shoulder injury, so it is likely that redshirt freshman T.J. Barrett will try to seek revenge on Miller’s behalf at Spartan Stadium.
Shocking college football news came earlier this week as reports surfaced that Ohio State quarterback and Heisman contender Braxton Miller would miss the entire 2014 season after reinjuring his shoulder in a Monday practice.
The Buckeyes were supposed to be Big Ten favorites this season, but losing their signal caller and leader certainly changes things.